FEARN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
FEARN
FERN, es; n. A FERN; fĭlix Fearn fĭlix, Ælfc. Gl. 42; Som. 64, 10; Wrt. Voc. 31, 21: 67, 45: 79, 64. Genim ðysse wyrte wyrttruman, ðe man fĭlĭcem and óðrum naman fearn nemneþ take a root of this plant, which is named fĭlix, and by another name fern, Herb. 78; Lchdm. i. 180, 25. Atió ǽrest of ða þornas, and ða fyrsas, and ðæt fearn draw out first the thorns, and the furze, and the fern, Bt. 23; Fox 78, 22: Bt. Met. Fox 12, 5; Met. 12, 3. Ðæt micle fearn the large fern; aspĭdium fĭlix, L. M. 1, 56; Lchdm. ii. 126, 14: Lchdm. i. 380, 19. [Chauc. ferne: Dut. váren, n: Kil. væren: Ger. farn, farren, m: M. H. Ger. varm, varn, m: O. H. Ger. farm, farn, n: Sansk. parna, n. a leaf, plant, tree.] DER. eofor-fearn, fen-.
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